“When you give a party (or banquet or dinner), do not invite those who can repay the favor. Instead, invite the poor and the blind, the lame and the maimed, the handicapped–those who cannot repay you–and you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” – Luke 14:14
OBSERVATION: You and I don’t do a lot of partying or banquet-giving, (or maybe you do) as Luke refers to it in chapter 14. But it is possible for us to do things for those in our nursing homes that they will not be able to repay.
I believe the Lord Jesus takes it personally when His children go into nursing homes where often they know no one and minister to the patients, loving them, and leading them in worship, instruction, and in prayer.
You will be rewarded, He promised, at the Day of the Lord.
PRAYER: Father, please bless those in our local nursing homes. Be their comfort and friend. Please help those who are responsible for their everyday care. And help us, your faithful servants, to minister to those who need a special touch from you through us. Amen.